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Paste Magazine - Best TV Themes

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Re: Paste Magazine - Best TV Themes

Post by Daniel » Thu Jun 01, 2017 4:04 am

Here is the list. Not quite sure how credible it is without Angelo Badalamenti's theme for "Twin Peaks."

50. The Rockford Files (Mike Post and Peter Carpenter)
49. WKRP in Cincinnati (Tom Wells and Hugh Wilson)
48. The Olympic Games on NBC (John Williams, “Olympic Fanfare and Theme”)
47. Rawhide (Ned Washington, Dimitri Tiomkin)
46. The Flintstones (Hoyt Curtain)
45. Mr. Ed (Jay Livingston, Ray Evans)
44. Friends (The Rembrandts, “I’ll Be There For You”)
43. Sesame Street (Joe Raposo, Jon Stone, Bruce Hart)
42. Malcolm in the Middle (They Might Be Giants, “Boss of Me”)
41. Veronica Mars (The Dandy Warhols, “We Used to Be Friends”)
40. Jeopardy (Merv Griffin, “Think!”)
39. The Courtship of Eddie’s Father (Harry Nilsson, “Best Friend”)
38. Scrubs (Lazlo Bane, “Superman”)
37. Weeds (Malvina Reynolds, “Little Boxes”)
36. Square Pegs (The Waitresses)
35. What’s Happening!! (Henry Mancini)
34. Welcome Back Kotter (John Sebastian)
33. The Andy Griffith Show (Earle Hagen, Herbert Spencer, Everett Sloane, “The Fishin’ Hole”)
32. The Monkees (Tommy Boyce, Bobby Hart)
31. The Brady Bunch (Sherwood Schwarz)
30. The Beverly Hillbillies (Paul Henning, “The Ballad of Jed Clampett”)
29. The Dukes of Hazzard (Waylon Jennings, “Good Ol’ Boys”)
28. Mad Men (RJD2)
27. Barney Miller (Jack Elliott)
26. Star Trek:The Next Generation (Alexander Courage, Jerry Goldsmith)
25. Knight Rider (Stu Phillips, Glen A. Larson)
24. The Sopranos (Alabama 3, “Woke Up This Morning (Chosen One Mix)”
23. Golden Girls (Andrew Gold)
22. Curb Your Enthusiasm (Luciano Michelini, “Frolic”)
21. Laverne & Shirley (Norman Gimbel, Charles Fox, “Making Our Dreams Come True”)
20. It’s Garry Shandling’s Show (Joey Carbone)
19. Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (Rachel Bloom, Adam Schlesinger)
18. The Muppet Show (Jim Henson, Sam Pottle)
17. The Wire (Tom Waits, “Way Down in the Hole”)
16. Peter Gunn (Henry Mancini)
15. The Addams Family (Vic Mizzy)
14. The Twilight Zone (Bernard Herrman)
13. Doctor Who (Ron Grainer)
12. Mission: Impossible (Lalo Schifrin)
11. Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (Will Smith, Quincy Jones III)
10. The Mary Tyler Moore Show (Sonny Curtis, “Love Is All Around”)
9. Gilligan’s Island (Sherwood Schwartz and George Wyle, “The Ballad of Gilligan’s Isle”)
8. Hawaii Five-O (Morton Stevens)
7. The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Jeff Richmond, the Gregory Brothers)
6. The Jeffersons (Ja’net Du Boise, “Movin’ On Up”)
5. All in the Family (Lee Adams, Charles Strouse, “Those Were the Days”)
4. The Simpsons (Danny Elfman)
3. Sanford & Son (Quincy Jones)
2. M*A*S*H (Johnny Mandel, “Suicide Is Painless”)
1. Cheers (Gary Portnoy, “Where Everybody Knows Your Name”)

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Re: Paste Magazine - Best TV Themes

Post by hectorthebat » Thu Jun 01, 2017 7:15 am

If it is eligible, there is another similar, earlier, list on the site. Also worth noting - all bar one are American.

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Re: Paste Magazine - Best TV Themes

Post by Henrik » Thu Jun 01, 2017 8:45 am

I don't think this list can be included, as I don't have information about which songs on AM that have been used as TV themes.

Also, I went straight to number one for "Twin Peaks" and was disappointed when it wasn't there. Then slowly scrolled the list and was totally annoyed in the end that it wasn't included at all. Boo!
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